05-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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Well my horn handled Joris collection just grew to three (although it may go back down to two). I started wondering if there were any special processes to do to keep the horn pristine. There is nothing to note in the "manual" for the razor, but I do know it is a natural material. So ..... should I be doing anything special aside from cleaning the handle with warm water and properly drying it when done?

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 05-09-2013, 01:52 PM
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Use some food grade mineral oil on them, once every couple of months should be fine

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 05-09-2013, 01:59 PM
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(05-09-2013, 01:52 PM)reyrascon Wrote: Use some food grade mineral oil on them, once every couple of months should be fine

Seems easy enough! Thanks!

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 05-09-2013, 02:01 PM
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There's a previous thread about this: http://shavenook.com/thread-using-a-horn...ecial-care

I've used Renaissance Wax on both horn and wood handles with good results.

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 05-09-2013, 02:33 PM
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Neatsfoot oil is what you want for your horn handles, to stop them from drying out.
Just some light application each 2-3 of months or so.
That was recommended to me by an artisan, and so that's what I do. Smile

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 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM
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Pure neatsfoot, not a blend.

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 05-09-2013, 05:38 PM
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  • ben74
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I use pure Neatsfoot oil on my horn handle brushes...

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 05-09-2013, 11:26 PM
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I don't think mineral oil will cause any damage, but it is a petroleum based product whereas neatsfoot oil is made from cows. Probably don't want to know how exactly it's made....

Therefore, I now recommend 100% neatsfoot for maintaining anything that comes from a bovine or related species.

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 05-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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I use Neatsfoot oil and Renaissance wax.

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 05-19-2013, 10:43 AM
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  • Andrew
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Lee Sabini recommended that I use Neatsfoot oil on my horn handled M&F, so I do.

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 05-19-2013, 12:01 PM
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I am beginning to sense a pattern here.

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 05-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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I'm probably going to burn in hell, but I haven't once polished or oiled my M&F in over 2 years now.... The horn hasn't changed since I got it.... and I live in the driest of dry climates.... If I do polish it, I will use Jojoba oil, since its what I use for the horn and wooden jewelry I wear in my ears, and its what organic jewelry manufactures recommend.

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